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'''Lucius Quinctius''' or '''Quintius Cincinnatus''' (–430BC) was a Ancient Rome|Roman patrician (ancient Rome)|patrician, Roman Senate|statesman, and Roman army|military leader of the early Roman Republic|Republic who became a legendary figure of Virtue#Roman virtues|Roman virtues—particularly Virtus (virtue)|Roman manliness and civic virtue—by the time of the Roman Empire|Empire. Supposedly, Cincinnatus was a conservative opponent of the rights of the plebeians who fell into penury because of Caeso Quinctius|his son's violent opposition to their desire for a code of law|written code of Equality before the law|equitably-enforced Roman law|laws. Despite his old age, he worked his own Roman agriculture|small farm until an invasion prompted his fellow citizens to call for his leadership. He came from his plough to assume Roman dictator|complete control over the...
Birth date519 BC
Birth placeRoman Kingdom|Kingdom of Rome
Residence| death_date = 430 BC (aged {{circa|lk=no|89}})
Death placeRoman Republic
OfficeList of Roman consuls|Consul of the Roman Republic
Term460 BC
Term end| predecessor = Publius Valerius Publicola and Gaius Claudius Inregillensis Sabinus
SuccessorQuintus Fabius Vibulanus and Lucius Cornelius Maluginensis Uritinus
Constituency| party =
ReligionReligion in ancient Rome|Ancient Roman religion
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